General News of Sun, 22 Apr 201826
998 staff: Akufo-Addo abusing public purse – Kwakye-Ofosu
Former Deputy Communications minister in the erstwhile Mahama administration, Felix Kwakye Ofosu has stated that the current 998 staff at the Presidency is an abuse of the public purse, contrary to Nana Addo’s repeated promise to protect the public purse.
President Akufo-Addo has already been condemned for having as much as 110 ministers and their deputies.
According to him, the number, which is so far the highest recorded by a government, will only burden the state’s already limited financial resources.
In a Facebook post reacting to a report by the Presidency on its staffing position, Kwakye Ofosu said the government’s growing staff size will eventually ‘kill’ it, emphasizing that the John Mahama government had only 778 staff.
Reports indicate that, there are 998 staffers at the Presidency.
It appears that the new ministries created by the Akufo-Addo government and secretariats for Free SHS, among others, all operating at the presidency, may have contributed to a large number of presidential staffers.
But Kwakye Ofosu added that, “Above everything else, it is obesity that will kill the Akufo Addo government.”